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Mountain View News Saturday, June 18, 2011 


 “One World, Many Stories,” is the theme for Sierra Madre Public 
Library’s 2011 Summer Reading Club for Children. The program 
begins Monday, June 20, and runs through Saturday, August 13. 
Children of all ages are invited to go online or stop by the Children’s 
Room any time on or after June 20 to register for this free, eight-week 
activity. Each registrant will receive a reading log, bookmark, and a 
theme-related book bag. Age-appropriate books, read at home, are 
recorded on the log, or online, and a prize awarded after the weekly 
reading requirement is completed. 

Children may enter one of three reading divisions: “Discoverer,” for 
our very youngest patrons, who are not yet able to read on their own; 
“Adventurer,” for school-age readers in Grades 1-6, and Challenger, for 
children in Grades 2-6. Challenger is the most demanding division, in 
which 35 hours of reading must be completed in eight weeks. 

 “You Are Here” is the theme for the Summer Reading Club for Teens, 
Grades 7 and up. Participants read eight books in eight weeks and earn 
prizes for every two books read.

Two family-friendly Summer Reading Club events are scheduled 
in July and August at the Library. “Cookie Einstein: The Cockapoo 
Math Whiz” will appear at on Monday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. This 
former shelter dog will amaze young and old alike as she barks out the 
answers to math questions from the audience. “The Wonderful World 
of Stories and Songs,” a fun, interactive show with puppets, music and 
storytelling, will take place on Monday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. 

 For more information, call Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian, at 
355-4672. The Summer Reading Clubs and activities are funded by The 
Friends of the Library, The Sierra Madre Firefighters Assn., and Sierra 
Madre Kiwanis Club. The California Summer Reading Program is a project 
of the California Library Association, supported by the U.S. Institute of 
Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services 
and Technology Act, a federal grant program administered in California by 
the State Librarian. 

Kiwanis Club of Sierra 
Madre Invites You To 
Join Us For Lunch:


.... are you smarter than 
a 6th grader?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Masonic Temple

33 E. Sierra Madre Bl.

Sierra Madre

12:00 noon

Lunch $10 

Reservations Required

Program is Free

Call 626-355-2335

Sierra Madre 

Nominations Are 
Now Being Accepted

Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

This is an exciting event 
and the City’s opportunity 
to recognize and honor 
the true treasures of Sierra 
Madre, its volunteers, 
City Commissioners and 
employees. Sierra Madre 
Honors… Recognition and 
Appreciation Dinner will 
recognize all out-going City 
Commissioners as well as 
extraordinary community 
members, organizations and 
employees. Please take a 
moment to review the awards 
listed below and nominate 
any person you feel is eligible 
for such an honor.

To nominate a member of 
the Sierra Madre Community 
for one of the Awards, please 
include the person’s name, 
phone number, address, 
and 1-page explanation of 
nomination along with your 
name and phone number, 
and return to City Hall, the 
Community Recreation 
Center, or email to city@

George Maurer Lifetime 
Service Award

Presented to a person/entity 
that most strongly represents 
a commitment to serving and 
volunteering, which is the 
true spirit of Sierra Madre.

Wistaria Award

In recognition of City/
Community partnership, 
presented to a local business 
or organization whose major 
contributions to the City/
Community of Sierra Madre 
have demonstrated a true 
partnership that assists in and 
provides services, programs, 
or enhances the general 
welfare of the community as 
a whole.

Police Chief’s Special Award

Presented by the Sierra 
Madre Chief of Police to 
an individual who has 
demonstrated outstanding 
dedication to duty (employee) 
or service (community) in 
resolving a community law 
enforcement-related issue.

Public Safety Award

Presented by the Mayor to an 
individual, either an employee 
or citizen, who took action 
to protect and maintain the 
safety of the community by 
taking lifesaving action.

Public Service Award

Employee of the Year – 
presented by the Mayor 
upon the recommendation 
of the City Manager to an 
extraordinary city employee 
who has represented 
remarkable customer and 
public service as well as 
dedication to the citizens of 
Sierra Madre over the course 
of a year.

Community Youth Service 

Presented to a young adult 
in the community who 
demonstrates dedication and 
outstanding service to the 

This year’s Sierra Madre 
Honors... Recognition 
and Appreciation Dinner 
will be held on Thursday, 
September 29, 2011. For 
more information on the 
nomination process or on 
the event, please contact the 
Community & Personnel 
Services Department at 
626-355-5278 or city@

 Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at 
City Hall 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 

Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 



June 20 @ 6pm - Community Services Commission 

June 22 @ 7pm - Tree Advisory Committee

June 23 @ 7pm - Planning Commission 

June 28 @ 6:30pm - City Council 

June 22 @ 7pm - Library Board of Trustees

June 23 @ 7pm - Green Advisory Committee 

Live from 

Burger Continental, 


Harvey Hyde 


535 So. Lake Ave. 

(626) 792 - 6634

Every Thursday 
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hard-hitting, High 
impact Sports Talk 

KSHP Las Vegas - 
1400 AM


 Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Adult Summer Reading 
Program is now in its fifth year. This year’s theme is “Novel 
Destinations,” which will showcase fiction and nonfiction books 
on Travel and World Culture. There are many ways to “see” the 
world through print and audio books, so you can indulge in the 
genre of your choice and “travel” anywhere that strikes your fancy. 
Books in print, on CD, Playaway, or read via e-reader all qualify—
so take your pick of media and read, read, read! The program 
is open to anyone 18 years and older, and will run eight weeks, 
Monday, June 20 - Saturday August 13. Sign up early and read 
widely to take best advantage of the weekly prize drawings, which 
have been generously donated by local merchants. Participants 
may win one weekly prize during the course of the program. 

Once again a Grand Prize Drawing for a Kindle will take place at 
the program’s conclusion. 

 Registration is free and may be done in person at the Library 
or online any time on or after June 20. To register online, visit 
the Library’s website,, and click on the 
Summer Reading Program button. For more information call 
Polly Bonnett at 626-355-7186 x 105. The Adult Summer Reading 
Program is funded by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library.

1630 AM

Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s new community radio station is now accepting scripts 
for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. 
PSAs will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 
24/7 and can be heard at 1630 on the AM dial.

 Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have their 
event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre Community 
Information Radio. This new radio station covers the city of Sierra 
Madre, plus surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

In a nutshell, your event must:

• Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity

• Be open to the public

• Be of general interest to local citizens

write a Public Service Announcement that describes your 
event and e-mail it to 

Woman’s Club July 
4th Breakfast

Join members of the Sierra 
Madre Woman’s Club for 
breakfast before the parade. 
Doors at 8 a.m. on July 4th, 
at the Essick House on the 
corner of Sunnyside Ave. and 
Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra 

Registration Now Open 

The Sierra Madre Community & Personnel Services Department 
is excited to announce that four new classes have 
been added to their Summer Recreation Program: Water 
Aerobics, Zumba, Kidz Love Soccer and a special Teen Acting 
for Theater. These four new programs join the department’s 
already active youth & adult summer schedule that 
includes: Swim Lessons, Ballet & Tap, Gymnastics, Tennis 
(adult & youth), Yoga, Swim Team, Karate (adult & youth), 
Social Dance and Adult Softball.


Registration is now open via the City’s online registration at Prices and 
length of sessions vary. To learn more about all the summer 
activities, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofsierramadre.
com and click on Wistaria Vine Summer 2011 
newsletter or call (626) 355-5278 ext. 227.


It is the goal of the Sierra Madre Community & Personnel 
Services Department to provide quality programs and services 
to the Foothill Communities. Join us!

Join the 4th of July 
Committee and the Spero 
Foundation for the first 
ever 4th of July Firecracker 
Fun Run. This 5K event is 
open to runners of all ages 
and follows the 4th of July 
Parade route. Participants 
will begin in Kersting Court 
and run east on Sierra 
Madre Boulevard down 
to Sierra Vista Park, turn 
around and run west back 
up Sierra Madre Boulevard 
to Sunnyside Avenue. 
Participants will turn around 
again at Sunnyside and travel 
the parade route on Sierra 
Madre Boulevard back to 
Kersting Court. 

 Check-in begins at 6 am and 
the race at 7 am on Monday, 
July 4th in Kersting Court. 
Come get your feet moving 
and be part of what promises 
to be another amazing Sierra 
Madre tradition! Register 
on-site, at the Community 
Recreation Center or online 
at www.cityofsierramadre.
com/onlineregistration. Do 
so by June 20th to guarantee 
your t-shirt! 

 For more information call 
the Community & Personnel 
Services Department at (626) 

Mark Your Calendars!

Sierra Madre 4th of July Weekend Festivities

Saturday, July 2nd

All-new: Sierra Madre Community Picnic at Sierra Vista Park 

3 pm – Dusk

Bring your picnic basket and join us for an afternoon of games, food, 
and community. We will have games in the park, a Home Run Derby and 
softball games at Heasley field, and the pool will be open! There will also 
be ice cream and snacks for sale throughout the afternoon. AND don’t 
miss the Beer AND WINE Garden at Sierra Vista Park in the Community 
Recreation Center Patio! What a way to kick off what promises to be an 
exciting and fun-filled weekend!

Sunday, July 3rd

Beer Garden and Concert in the Park at 
Memorial Park 5 pm – 10 pm

Tradition continues as the Beer Garden makes it 
annual appearance, benefiting the Sierra Madre Little 
League and the Volunteer 4th of July Committee! 
Mercy and the Merkettes will be performing and 
promise to keep all of us moving and grooving to hits 
from today and yesterday. And the evening would 
not be complete without Sierra Madre’s own version 
of fireworks: Bubble Wrap Fireworks at Dusk! 

Monday, July 4th:

All-new: Sierra Madre’s Firecracker Family 
Fun Run

This 5k race starts at 7 am and follows the parade route. Check-in begins 
at 6 am at Kersting Court. Come get your feet moving and be part of what 
promises to be another amazing Sierra Madre tradition! Register on-site, 
at the Community Recreation Center or online at www.cityofsierramadre.
com/onlineregistration. Do so by June 20th to guarantee your t-shirt! 

Sierra Madre’s World Famous 4th of July Parade, 10 am

Let’s line the streets for the annual parade that is true 
Americana at its finest. This year, we honor Gayle Bluemel as 
our 2011 4th of July Grand Marshal for her outstanding service 
and life-long dedication to our Sierra Madre schools and 
community. We also honor Sierra Madre resident John Shear 
with our Hometown Hero Award for his spontaneous act of 
selfless heroism in jumping in front of a charging horse to save 
a young girl’s life. To participate in the parade, register at www. 

Memorial Park Festivities, 12noon 

And join us after the parade at High Noon in Memorial Park for games, 
face painting, balloons, food, and music by the Nightbloomin’ Jazzmen. 
The Beer Garden will also be open!

~ Upcoming Community Events at Santa Anita Park ~

Relay for Life of Arcadia 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Infield at Santa Anita Park

Rosemary Children Services “An Evening with Star Chef’s”

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Paddock Gardens at Santa Anita Park

(626) 844-3033 extension 202

Greek Festival

September 16, 17, and 18

Paddock Gardens at Santa Anita Park

(626) 449-6943


International Special Events Society

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paddock Gardens at Santa Anita Park

(626) 574-7223

For more information call (626) 574-6474

2011 SUMMER 

The Sierra Madre Aquatic 
Center will be hosting three 
pool movie nights this 
summer. This program is 
offered at absolutely no charge 
thanks to a generous donation 
from the Sierra Madre 
Community Foundation and 
is open to all from Sierra 
Madre and the surrounding 
community. Each pool movie 
night will begin at 7:45pm, 
space is limited so be sure 
to arrive early. Snacks will 
be available for purchase 
at the June and July movie 
nights and proceeds benefit 
the Sierra Madre Dolphins 
Swim Team. The movie 
schedule is as follows: Friday, 
June 24 – Shark Tale, Friday, 
July 22 – Little Rascals and 
Friday, August 19 – Tangled. 
The Sierra Madre Aquatic 
Center is located at 611 E. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. For more 
information please call 626-